[aur-general] nanoc3 deletion request

Daniel Wallace danielwallace at gtmanfred.com
Sat Apr 6 18:01:44 EDT 2013

On Sat, Apr 06, 2013 at 09:19:09PM +0000, Xyne wrote:
> On 2013-04-06 14:22 -0400
> Jeremy Audet wrote:
> >> Just remember there is actually no use for replaces in the aur.  That
> >directive is only useful in the regular repositories.   Provides and
> >conflicts is all you actually need for a clean update.
> >>
> >> Replaces is used by pacman to find if there is anything in the
> >repositories that replaces something else.  Like when we did all the
> >renames of python packages.
> >
> >Thanks for the tip. I had no idea that `replaces` was only useful in the
> >reular repositories. I'll add a `conflicts` directive to the ruby-nanoc
> >package.
> I disagree that "replaces" is not useful in the AUR. Many people create their
> own repositories with AUR packages and then it is very useful. Some AUR helpers
> may support "replaces" as well.

Why would you ever build a repository from straight aur packages.  I
don't know about you, but there is no one I trust enough to just build
with there PKGBUILD for my repository.  I keep a nice list of PKGBUILDs
and build from those as I also maintain them.

> In general, PKGBUILDs uploaded to the AUR should adhere to all standards in
> such a way that they could be moved into a repo without further changes.

Except if we look at the guidelines for submitting to the AUR. There is
a nice note that they should never use replaces.


#6, you can't miss it.

> Omitting key variables just because the AUR lacks support for them is a bad
> idea in my opinion.
> Regards,
> Xyne

Daniel Wallace
Archlinux Trusted User (gtmanfred)
Georgia Institute of Technology
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